How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°F, grease and line two 9" springform pans.
  • In a large saucepan, combine Guinness with butter and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in brown sugar until blended, then add cocoa powder, whisking until mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and cool while preparing dry ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another large bowl, beat eggs and sour cream well.
  • Add slightly cooled beer mixture to eggs, beating just to combine.
  • Add flour mixture and mix briefly with the beaters, then use a rubber spatula to fold the batter until completely combined.
  • Bake cakes about 40-45 minutes, or until a tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean.
  • Cool completely in tins before turning out, filling and frosting.
  • ---Filling---
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Begin adding the sugar to achieve the desired consistency for the filling (should be fairly sturdy but still easily spreadable).
  • Spread entire amount of frosting over the bottom layer of cake, top with the remaining cake layer and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  • ---Ganache---
  • Place the chocolate into a bowl.
  • Place the cream in a saucepan over medium heat and bring just under the boil.
  • Remove from heat and immediately pour over the chopped chocolate, stirring with a silicone spatula or whisk until smooth.
  • Allow the ganache to cool 10-15 minutes before pouring over the (cold) cake - start at the center of the cake and work outward with a knife or spatula to cascade it over the sides.
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  • jo_jo_ba 5 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 505.1
    Total Fat: 26.8 g
    Cholesterol: 95.5 mg
    Sodium: 138.7 mg
    Total Carbs: 63.4 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
    Protein: 6.3 g
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